Asthma medication linked to infertility in women

(University of Adelaide) Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
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One reason why IVF success rates vary is because some clinics are much better than others, because of their superior expertise and depth of experience. Remember, the success rates don ’t depend upon just the doctor’s clinical skills – they are also affected by how good the embryologist is, and the coordination between the laboratory and the clinical team. Sadly, many IVF clinics depend upon “travelling embryologists”, and they don’t have a full-time embryologist. What ’s even worse is that patients are clueless about the fact that such a key professional is missing !The other reaso...
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Researchers from the University of Adelaide found female sufferers who take preventer inhalers, which contain steroids, have the same pregnancy prospects as non-asthma patients.
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Background: Asthma has been linked with prolonged time to pregnancy, but our knowledge of asthma and infertility is limitedObjective: To explore a possible association between asthma and infertilityMethods: All pregnant women referred to Hvidovre Hospital (HVH) have been offered enrolment into the Management of Asthma during Pregnancy (MAP) program since 2007. Pregnant women were eligible for the present study provided they had a diagnosis of asthma and had their first visit to the respiratory outpatient clinic within the first 18 weeks of pregnancy (cases). Controls were the three consecutive women giving birth at HVH. In...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems Asthma Source Type: research
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